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November 9th, 2011
05:29 PM ET

Fake military parts threaten U.S. security

(CNN) - A bipartisan congressional report has found a widespread problem with counterfeit electronic parts installed or purchased for use in American military systems around the world. Two U.S. senators said most of the bogus parts originate in China, according to an investigation by their staff.

"There's a flood of counterfeit parts entering the defense supply chain," Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, told reporters at a news conference Monday, "it is endangering our troops and it is costing us a fortune."

FULL STORY: Report: Bogus U.S. military parts traced to China


Filed under: China • Military
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  1. Greg, Ontario

    The second greatest threat to the free world (first being Islam) provides electronic parts for your most important defensive systems? Why do politicians have such a hard time fixing the simplest of problems?

    November 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm |

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